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Instructor - Department of Physiology and Biophysics

Case Western Reserve University
Cleveland, Ohio
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Jul 25, 2021

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The Department of Physiology and Biophysics at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine seeks a qualified candidate to fill a faculty position at the rank of Instructor. This is a non-tenure track position, and the majority of time will be spent on research in the laboratory of Dr. Tingwei Mu.

Responsibilities And Duties
The candidate will be expected to perform cell physiological experiments to investigate the molecular mechanism of protein quality control of membrane proteins. The candidate will also be part of our drug discovery project for neurological/neurodevelopmental diseases. The successful candidate needs to have excellent problem-solving skills and interpersonal skills to assist the PI for the laboratory management and mentoring junior lab members. The candidate is also expected to apply for extramural funding. (1) The successful candidate will analyze complex proteomics data. The candidate will have multi-year hands-on experience and deep knowledge of quantitative proteomics. (2) The candidate will carry out cell biological experiments (immunoblotting, immunoprecipitation and immunofluorescence). (3) The candidate needs to have experience in instrumental analysis, such as HPLC and fluorescence plate reader and to develop appropriate analytical assays as needed. (4) The candidate will generate study proposals and protocols and effectively schedule studies. (5) The candidate will summarize results and write manuscripts. (6) The candidate is expected to apply for extramural funding.

Minimum Qualifications
Applicants must have a Ph.D. in Cell Biology, Microbiology, or related discipline, with (1) at least three years of postdoctoral experience; (2) expertise in high-throughput data analysis; (3) at least 3 years of experience of proteomics and genetics; (4) a strong record of scholarly activity evidenced by high impact publications.

How To Apply
Review of Applicants will begin June 1, 2021.  Interested parties should send a letter of application, curriculum vitae, a diversity statement, and three letters of recommendation to [email protected]

Applicants are also asked to submit a statement explaining how their research, teaching, and/or service have contributed to diversity, equity and inclusion within their scholarly field(s) and/or how their individual and/or collaborative efforts have promoted structural justice inside and outside institutions of higher learning. This statement should also reflect on the ways in which the candidate’s continued efforts will foster a culture of diversity, pluralism, and individual difference at Case Western Reserve University into the future. 

In employment, as in education, Case Western Reserve University is committed to Equal Opportunity and Diversity and advancing an inclusive community, in which everyone is welcome, respected, valued and heard. Along with colleagues across the university, our faculty, staff and students are engaged in continued and meaningful dialogue about issues of systemic racism, and we are determined to implement direct measures to end discriminatory practices on our campus and enhance our contributions to the communities around us.  Women, veterans, members of underrepresented minority groups, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

As our society grapples with the history, legacy and persistence of entrenched racism and its impact on communities of color, we reaffirm our mission to expand opportunities for underrepresented groups; provide a multifaceted education for our students; foster a culture of diversity, pluralism and recognition of individual difference; and realize our ideals within the university and in the larger world.

Case Western Reserve University provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities. Applicants requiring a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process should contact the Office of Equity at 216-368-3066 to request a reasonable accommodation. Determinations as to granting reasonable accommodations for any applicant will be made on a case-by-case basis.


Working at Case Western Reserve University

Case Western Reserve University is among the nation's leading research institutions. Founded in 1826 and shaped by the unique merger of the Case Institute of Technology and Western Reserve University, Case Western Reserve is distinguished by its strengths in educationresearch, service and experiential learning. Located in Cleveland's University Circle, we offer nationally recognized programs in the arts and sciencesdental medicineengineeringlawmanagementmedicinenursing and social sciences.

Student enrollment exceeds 9,800 students, forty percent of whom are undergraduatesFacultyand students hail from more than 90 countries, with academic interests that reach every region of the world. Case Western Reserve, with the support of individuals, corporations and foundations, aids nearly 100 designated research centers.

As a service-oriented institution dedicated to civic leadership, Case Western Reserve seeks individually and collectively to prepare our students to improve the human condition and to direct the benefits of discovery toward a better society. This effort is not limited to the university's classrooms, laboratories, librariesresidence halls and athletic fields, but includes partnerships with many other institutions. We build these partnerships believing that our ability to improve the human condition should begin in our own community.

Case Western Reserve University remains Ohio's top-ranked school among the nation's premier national universities, as ranked by U.S. News & World Report and is the only Ohio institution ranked in the top 50 nationally. We promote a culture of inquiry marked by rigor, creativity, curiosity, innovation, respect, sensitivity and open communication of ideas.

The university supports interdisciplinary partnerships in education and research with numerous faculty holding joint appointments in more than one Case Western Reserve school or department, as well as at neighboring institutions. These relationships launched many of the unique pairings of science, business and liberal arts into the centers and programs that enhance the undergraduate and graduate experience at the university. Our dual degree programs enrich the educational experience for those students who choose to balance the technical requirements of engineering or the sciences with a strong interest in the humanities.

With more than $375 million in research funding annually, the university attracts outstanding undergraduate and graduate students along with renowned faculty whose research has made significant contributions to the way we live and work. Case Western Reserve counts 15 Nobel laureates among our alumni and current and former faculty, including the first American scientist to ever receive the prize.

Our students' experiences in cultural institutions, clinics, social service agencies and industry are not viewed as “extra-curricular,” but create the learning experience that defines a Case Western Reserve education. The university's service programs in the Cleveland Municipal School District have impacted more than 145,000 students with more than 43 signature programs. The university has launched more than 580 community partnerships on the local, national and international levels. Annually the university sponsors Case for Community Day, an event where hundreds of Case Western Reserve employees and students lend their time and talent to targeted community development projects in the Greater Cleveland area.

Our alumni number more than 110,000 and constitute a “who's who” of every profession. Alumni represent one of the university's strongest resources, playing a vital role in campus life through their work as advisors, mentors, friends and advocates.

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